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Faces in the Water


Age Group: 10 – 12 Years

Title – Faces in the Water

Author – Ranjit Lal

Penguin

 

You are a 15-year old boy stuck in your native village all alone when you look into a well and see the half-alive spirit forms of numerous girls in there! They are your sisters and cousins. This is how Gurmeet’s story begins, when he discovers that the girl children in his family were drowned at birth. But don’t be afraid that this is one of those dark and gruesome books hardly appropriate for a 10-year old. For, Gurmeet teams up with his spirit relatives to teach the ignorant adults of his family a much-needed lesson, in a story that is both humorous and touching while sensitising children to the truth about gender bias in many Indian villages.